Revolut: interview with George Thomson

Born to allow everyone to experience a global lifestyle, Revolut allows you to spend 150 currencies worldwide and hold up to 25 currencies on the app. You can change from one currency to another without commission and at the interbank exchange rate.

A few weeks ago it launched its metal card, “this is our super premium product – explained George Thomson, Country Manager Italy – It is a card made of metal that allows the user to have higher limits in free ATM withdrawals in all the world and a 24-hour concierge service to book flights and hotels, cashback in cryptocurrencies, travel insurance, airport lounges and lots of benefits. In one card there is everything a person who travels a lot needs”.

Just landed in Italy, Revolut has found a “not simple” market. Thomson explained that “we are still very used to cash and there is also a strong linguistic barrier, in fact we are translating the app into Italian and we are ‘Italianizing’ it a bit”.

Meanwhile, during the summer, this Fintech became a member of the Fintech District community. “I found it right away, when I looked for the fintech center in Italy and of course we wanted to be part of it. I expect it to help me make a lot of networking and have symbiotic relationships with other startups to help each other and make the Italian fintech ecosystem grow “.

By the end of the year the goal of Revolut is to reach 100K users in Italy. Today, this startup already operates in almost all of Europe but by the end of the year it will also be in the United States and in other Asian countries. By the end of 2019 it aims to be present “all around the world”.

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Author: Tudor Sava

24 Settembre 2018